Press release

Planned roadworks in Yorkshire and the Humber: Weekly summary for Monday 26 January to Sunday 1 February

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 22 January but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

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M1 junction 28 to 31 and 32 to 35a, Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire/Yorkshire: Smart Motorway

Until winter 2016 there will be various restrictions in place on the M1 between junctions 28 and 35a to allow for the construction of the Smart Motorway. These include lane closures, speed restrictions, hard shoulder running and overnight slip road or carriageway closures.

Until March 2015 there will be various restrictions in place on the M18 to junction 2. These include lane closures, speed restrictions, hard shoulder running and overnight slip road or carriageway closures.

This week the following full overnight closures will be in place:

  • 26 and 27 January: M1 junction 32 southbound exit slip road and M1 junction 30 northbound entry slip road;
  • 27 and 28 January: M1 junction 31 southbound entry slip road;
  • 29 and 30 January: M1 junction 30 southbound entry slip road;
  • 30 January: M18 southbound to M1 southbound link road and M1 junction 31 southbound exit slip road.

M1 junction 30 (Barlborough) to junction 31 (Aston), South Yorkshire: drainage and barrier work

The hard shoulder will be closed in both directions and there will be narrower lanes and a 50 mph speed limit over 24 hours until autumn 2015. The northbound exit slip road at Junction 31 will be closed for five nights from the 26 January between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M1 junction 39 (Durkar) to junction 42 (Lofthouse), West Yorkshire: smart motorway upgrade

The hard shoulder will be closed in both directions and there will be narrower lanes and a 50mph speed limit in place over 24 hours until autumn 2015. The southbound entry slip road at junction 41 will be closed for five nights from the 26 January between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure northbound between junction 39 and junction 40 for three nights from the 30 January between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure southbound between junction 39 and junction 40 overnight on the 31 January between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M18 junction 2 (Wadworth) to junction 3 (St Catherines), South Yorkshire: Carriageway Widening Scheme

The hard shoulder will be closed with narrow lanes running with a 50mph speed restriction northbound and southbound over 24hrs until March.

M18 junction 5 (Ings), South Yorkshire: Roundabout Widening Scheme

The hard shoulder will be closed with a lane 1 closure on the northbound entry and lane 2 on northbound exit until April 2015. There will be single lane running on the roundabout for five nights from the 26 January.

M62 junction 30 (Rothwell) to junction 32 (Castleford), West Yorkshire: electrical work

There will be narrow lanes with a 50mph speed restriction over 24 hours, and the hard shoulder will be closed in both directions until early 2015. There will be a full carriageway closure westbound between junction 30 to junction 31 overnight on the 26 January between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure westbound between junction 32 to junction 31 overnight on the 27 January between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M180 junction 2 (Woodhouse) to junction 3 (Midmoor), Humberside, surfacing

There will be a full carriageway closure westbound between junction 2 to junction 3 for four nights from the 26 January between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

A64 Bilbrough to Headley Bar, North Yorkshire, pavement patching

There will be a full carriageway closure westbound for five nights from the 26 January between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

A64 East Knapton West Heslerton, North Yorkshire, pavement patching

There will be convoy working east and westbound for four nights from the 26 January between 8pm and 6am. There will be a full carriageway closure eastbound running 24 hours from Friday 30 January at 8pm to 6am Monday 26 January. There will be a clearly signed diversion route in place.

A64 Grimston Bar, North Yorkshire, barrier work

The eastbound entry slip will be closed for five nights from the 26 January between 8pm and 6am there will be a clearly signed diversion route.

The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:

  • Keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.
  • Get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.
  • Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.
  • Be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.
  • Keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.
  • Observe all signs – they are there to help you.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 23 January 2015